definition of O.K.

Is it Ok to Use Ok?

While writing my capstone (part I of my novel) in 2012, my professor kept reminding me that my characters shouldn’t say “ok.” I didn’t tell her that I had wondered the same thing and that I had already double-checked the derivation of the word. Between my husband’s love of small historical details, our combined degrees… Read More


“Once upon a time it was now”

I’ve always enjoyed this quote. Storytelling through the form of historical fiction bridges generations. Novels based on history offer more than the traditional escape; they encourage readers to imagine the lives of their ancestors and how those lives connect to the present.  Or as James Alexander Thom describes in the Art of Writing Historical Fiction,… Read More

me in front of archival boxes

Hello, again

I’m resurrecting this blog because I’m taking an html class and I want a place to experiment. It’s also a good idea to keep up with the practice of writing things that aren’t all related to information needs, missions statements, copyright law, and all of the other things I’m learning about in school. I know…. Read More